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Old 08-09-2007, 06:25 PM   #11
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Uncle Bob, y''all gotta forgive me but I am confused.

What is the problem with the term crayfish?

Always thought crawdad, crawfish, and crayfish were synonyms. At least I used them as such. But usually use the term crawfish.

Sorry but am confused.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:07 PM   #12
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I was once told that they are crayfish in the water and crawfish on the plate (or was it the other way around )
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #13
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Crawfish and Crayfish are the same thing. It's just that they get a lot larger down in the south. When I lived in Plattonvile, La, I remember eating some that the kids caught in a ditch!

Uncle Bob, can you send me a plate of that? I love fried green tomatoes, too.

I also love Bourbin, but ya gotta watch me on that whisky.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:52 PM   #14
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Aunt Dot and ya'll

You say tomato, I say ta-mah-to! You say potato, I say pa-ta-to...remember the little song?

Some folks say Crayfish (not down here) Some say Crawfish. Both pronunciations/spellings are correct. Also you hear slang words like Crawdads, mudbugs and maybe others. They are the same identical fresh water crustacean, closely related to the lobster.

In fact the story is when the Acadians were forced out of the Canadian Provinces into south Louisiana the lobsters were their friends, and made the journey with them. However, after such a long and arduous trip (swimming) the lobster lost a lot of weight and became what we know today as the Crawfish.


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Old 08-10-2007, 12:20 AM   #15
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haha--I lived in Lousiana for 8 years and never heard the story about the evolution of the lobsters into crawfish, Uncle Bob. Good one. I just know that when we lived in Lafayette, Louisiana that they lived in our back yard (I guess 3 inches down we were below the water table). We stupidly thought that we could get rid of them (they like to build mud towers about 8 inches high (that's how you know they are coexisting with you and our backyard was full of them) and heard that all you had to do was drop a mothball down their volcanic looking mounds, pound it flat to the ground flat and voila they'd be gone. They weren't Cajun for nuthing. The next day all the mounds were built up again and by each one was a mothball that had been ejected. Too Funny!! After that we had great respect for them and enjoyed Le Bon Temps Roulet by eating their cousins.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:27 PM   #16
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Where's my plate?!
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #17
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Hey Miss Mud...

I held off as long as I could, but ya never showed up So I had to eat your's too!!! Don't you worry, I'll fix a special plate just for you. it may take a few days, so you be on the look out for it.

It will be something you like. I garontee!
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:26 PM   #18
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Sorry I was so late for the party. Next time I'll be on time and bring some Beausoleil CDs.

I appreciate the lagniappe. You know what not to fix, I believe.....
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I appreciate the lagniappe. You know what not to fix, I believe.....
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